complete verse (John 12:13)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 12:13:

  • Uma: “They got fronds, and they went to meet him. They kept calling: ‘Praise the Lord God! The Lord bless the King who comes bringing his name! The Lord bless the King of Israel!'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “So-then they took like the end of coco-palm leaves and went out to meet Isa. They shouted loudly, they said, ‘Let us (incl.) praise God. Let us (incl.) praise the one sent by God. Let us (incl.) praise the King of the tribe of Isra’il.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And they went out and they got some leafy branches, and they went out of the village because they will meet Jesus. They said, ‘Praise God! Praise also this one who is coming whom the Lord has sent! The king of us descendants of Israel, may it be that God blesses him!'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “And they got branches of palms (loan palma) in order to go meet-him while-simultaneously they shouted, ‘God be praised! May this one whom the Lord has sent as his representative (lit. his bodyhood) be blessed! Fortunate is our King here in Israel!'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “What they did was, they got fronds from a plant like a badangan (note. a local palm like coconut but smaller) and they all went out of the city to meet Jesus. They were calling-out as they went, saying, ‘Praise God! This one who was sent by God is praiseworthy! This King of the nation of Israel is praiseworthy!'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The people picked palm branches and went to meet Jesus. They shouted and said, ‘God is the greatest. May the messenger of God be blessed. May God bless the ruler of the Jews.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)